January 6, 2022
Are you looking for wedding venues in Durham Region and Greater Toronto Area? Opened in 1962 and ranked one of Canada’s top 50 golf courses, Royal Ashburn Golf Club has been providing a magnificent backdrop for a lifetime of wedding memories and unforgettable photo opportunities from their breathtaking views of their golf course landscapes and natural gardens. Whether you plan to have a micro wedding or a grand, spectacular wedding, this Durham wedding venue, located about 50 minutes away from downtown Toronto in northern Whitby, offers a wide array of settings for your event. Here’s what you need to know prior to hosting a Royal Ashburn wedding along with some considerations.
Capacity: 180 guests
Adjacent to Compton Room, the Compton Sunroom/Terrace is the largest indoor area for your wedding ceremony accommodating up to 180 guests. This room features an all glassed-in terrace with a sun deck offering a never-ending view of their golf course and landscape gardens all around. The sun deck is perfect for golden hour photography sessions, as the sun sets on this side of the venue, making for a perfect backdrop. This room can also be used to host your ceremony if inclement weather threatens your outdoor wedding ceremony.
Capacity: 150 guests
The Ashburn Sunroom is adjacent to the Ashburn Room connected via large French doors, which can accommodate up to 150 guests. It hosts a large elegant fireplace for a backdrop during your ceremony with windows overlooking your private outdoor terrace.
Capacity: 220 guests
The Woodland Garden is the largest outdoor area for your wedding ceremony at Royal Ashburn Golf Club. As you enter the garden through a scenic archway, you will take a winding path, which will lead you to the spectacular gazebo. This ceremony location can accommodate up to 220 guests and is surrounded by elegant gardens and stunning forestry.
Capacity: 180 guests
For privacy and extra romance, the Cedars Garden can accommodate up to 180 guests, which is surrounded by beautiful nature and a gazebo to host your special ceremony.
Royal Ashburn Golf Club offers a Premier Outdoor Wedding and Event Space! In addition to celebrating your reception in this space, you can also host your wedding ceremony here too.
As mentioned above, you can celebrate your wedding reception in the Royal Ashburn Golf Club Outdoor Weddings & Event Space!
Here are some notable features:
Pricing details are below in the ‘Cost Considerations’ section!
Capacity: 240 guests
The Compton Room is Royal Ashburn’s largest space to host your reception, accommodating up to 240 guests, which includes an expandable annex room. This room is adjacent to the Compton Sunroom/Terrace, which has an all glassed-in terrace with a sun deck offering a never-ending view of their golf course and landscape gardens all around.
Capacity: 160 guests
The Ashburn Room can accommodate up to 160 guests and is adjacent to the Ashburn Sunroom via large French doors.
Capacity: 150 guests
The Ashburn Sunroom is a perfect space for up to 150 guests for a cocktail style reception and ceremony.
Capacity: 115 total guests
The Butler’s Dining areas consists of a Sunroom (up to 35 guests) and Upper (up to 55 guests) and Lower Butler’s (up to 25 guests) rooms accommodating up to a total of 115 guests. This is an ideal location for your rehearsal dinner and micro weddings.
The Royal Ashburn Golf Club offers inclusive wedding packages and has three primary pricing categories as follows:
There is special pricing offered, as follows:
The expected cost to have a ceremony is $1200+HST indoors with outdoor ceremonies expected to cost $2500+HST.
Royal Ashburn’s Premier Outdoor Weddings & Event Space is available for a starting cost of $2500+HST.
If you plan to host a winter wedding here, you are eligible for a complimentary package upgrade! That includes an upgrade from the Premiere to the Grand or from the Grand to the Royal package!
This wedding venue also offers wedding packages for micro weddings (for up to 50 guests). The ‘Intimate Royal‘ wedding package offers an intimate wedding experience for 50 of your closest family and friends. This package costs $9,999 + taxes and fees.
For even smaller scale weddings of up to 20 guests, the ‘Ready-Set Weddings’ package costs $2,999.99 + taxes and fees.
As Royal Ashburn Golf Club is located in the northern part of Whitby, there are no nearby hotel options available. The closest hotel options are down south by Highway 401.
On your wedding day at Royal Ashburn, you will have the opportunity to take your wedding photographs in designated photo locations, which are perfect for scenic backdrops.
Regarding décor, wedding packages are inclusive, however there are décor packages that can be selected, which can include a waterfall of lights backdrop, gazebo valance, silver archway or wood trellis for your ceremony, and even fireworks.
Royal Ashburn offers cabin rentals, perfect for accommodations for out-of-town wedding guests or perhaps as an area for you and your bridal parties to get ready.
You can also choose from a wide selection of preferred vendors, such as florists and other businesses that specialize in DJ services, officiant, event décor, makeup, and other services.
Please note that the above prices and details are from their 2022 pricing guide and are accurate as of the date of this blog post. Please contact the venue coordinator for the most up-to-date information.
I had the chance to sit down with the Sales & Events Manager at Royal Ashburn to chat about things to consider when choosing your wedding venue! You can read our conversation here!
You can check out the list of the best wedding venues in Durham Region to get inspired by more locations to have your wedding reception or ceremony.
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Address: 995 Myrtle Rd W, Ashburn, ON
Phone: (905) 686-1121
Florals: Mike Gibbs Design
Decor: Annie Lane Events & Decor
Chairs: Gervais Party & Tent Rentals
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